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Welcome to Saint Cecilia Catholic Church



Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM & *5:30 PM (*except holidays)

Saturday: 9:00 AM & 5:00 PM (Vigil)

Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM


2022 Christmas message from the Pastor

Dear Parish Family,

Advent and Christmas are a time of joy for Catholics. The Nativity of our Lord is a mystery we could spend our whole lives pondering, but we focus on it, especially at this time of year. By coming to us in flesh, Christ brings dignity to our humanity. His life, death, and resurrection bring meaning to our lives and provide for our salvation. In knowing that Christ was born for us, we are filled with great joy.

While we marvel at this outpouring of love and mercy from God the Father, we are naturally inclined to consider those who don’t know about His love. Those who are struggling in mind and body. And so many more who need our prayers.  In a special way,  I pray that our parish will share the love and mercy of God with those around us, our families, and our communities.

God’s peace be with you,

Fr. Rene Ramoso




Come dear Lord, be our guest
As we gather together.
May our heart glow with love,
Keep us close to you ever.

Friendship and joy, may they bloom and grow,
Bloom and grow forever,
Bless our homes, bless our friends,
Bless our common endeavors.

Thank you God, for this day,
Bless all those who greet it.
May your love glow with peace,
May your love go forth from us.

Friendship and peace may they bloom and grow,
Bloom and grow forever.
Bless our friends, bless our work
Bless each of us forever


2022 Thanksgiving message from the Pastor

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” - Psalm 136:1 

Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Happy Thanksgiving!

As we once again move toward the Holiday Season, which includes Thanksgiving, Christmas, and then New Year’s Day, I want to take just a moment to encourage you to pause and consider just how good God has been to you over this past year.

While there have been many challenges for us, as well as the entire world over the past many months, God is still good! Once again, we are reminded of the fragility of life and that we should do our best to value our loved ones.

As you gather around the Thanksgiving table, I hope that your family takes a moment to reflect upon what you are especially grateful for in your lives. As your Pastor, I am thankful for your commitment to discipleship which includes your presence, prayers, and support of our Saint Cecilia Parish family.

I am especially excited this year about our Advent Outreach (Advent Giving Tree). Our volunteers and staff are partnering with schools locally, for kids that otherwise might not receive a gift. I hope that you will participate by taking a Gift Tag after Mass and purchasing the necessary items and/or making a financial donation to the project. For more information on how you can participate, please visit, or call the office. Thank you for your prayers for the children who will receive a Gift of Joy in honor of all our parish families!

I am thankful to God for each of you!  It is a joy and a privilege to be your brother in Christ and serve alongside of you in the cause of Christ.  Together, may our service to the Lord “overflow in many thanksgivings to God” (2 Corinthians 9:12)!

This Thanksgiving, I stand before you and ask for prayers for myself as well as for Fr. Paul, Fr. Celestine, my staff, and volunteers who serve our parish. Your prayers provide encouragement and strength for us and bind us together as a family of faith. Know that we are praying for you, your loved ones, and your intentions. May you find great joy in giving thanks to God for the blessings in your life! Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

In Joyful Hope,

Fr. Rene


Dear Beloved Parishioners,

            I would like to thank you all for your support in the epic success of the festival. We have received an unprecedented amount of $50,000 for the sponsorship alone. It was an occasion enjoyed by both the kids and young at heart. I had an amazing experience myself by winning the first bingo game with the $2,000 prize (minus 3 zeros).

       I hope and pray that as we approach the holidays, you will all continue to support all our causes/events, namely: Saint Cecilia Novena, Archdiocesan Annual Appeal, Saint Vincent de Paul Food Drive, Advent Giving Tree, Thanksgiving Mass, League of the Sacred Heart Advent Mass and Brunch,  Lessons and Carols for Advent, Advent Novena Masses, and our Christmas Mass.

            Wishing you and your family the best for the Holidays!


                                                                                                      Fr. Rene Ramoso, Pastor





*Elena's Mexican Restaurant


*7x7 Dental Implant & Oral Surgery Specialists

*Archbishop Riordan High School

*Duggan's Serra Mortuary

*The Irish Bank Bar and Restaurant


*Little Original Joe’s

*MG Draught

*O'Kane Construction

*Original Joe's Westlake

*Victoria Tobar, DMD Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

*Rollo & Ridley, Inc.

*San Francisco Police Officers Association

*San Francisco Toyota

*Anna Shea Real Estate

*Squat and Gobble presents "BONITA"

*Trattoria da Vittorio

*Unwine'd Wine Bar

*Bacon Family

*Bannan Family

*Blaise Pasztory

*Buckley Family

*Cassidy Family

*Chigos Family

*Greene Family

*Daeho and Daniel Hwang

*Carole McNeil

*Medak Family

*O'Brien Family

*Joe and Bonnie Phair

*Talbott Family

*Tchabovsky Family



*Millbrae Pancke House


*Siren Boutique

*Byrne Family

*Dekker Family

*Gee Family

*McCaffrey/Talbott Family - JP (‘24), Danny (‘26), Rico (’28), and Marquez (’29)

*Mike and Kathleen McKeon

*McKevitt Family

*Pearce Family

*Reodica-Ozaeta Family

*Tamburro and Luongo Families

*Michelle Potthoff (‘98), Wylie, Greg, Hunter (‘30) & Wyatt



*In Recognition of our Incredible Teachers at Saint Cecilia!

*Amber Tru Construction

*Diviney Construction

*The Olympic Club Foundation

*Supple Senior Care

*Trattoria da Vittorio

*StraightUp Technologies

*SC St. Vincent de Paul

Trattoria da Vittorio

*Abendoth Family - Mike, Vikki (‘96), Will (‘26), Giuliana (‘29)

*Considine Family

*Hawkins Family

*Jim and Rosie Horan and Family

 *Kloefkorn Family - Michael, Edlyn and Mikey

*McCaffrey Family

*Moriarty "23rd Avenue Kick the Can Gang" (Aileen '43, Donie '45, John '47, Steve '49,

Dennis '50, Mary '53, Michael '57, Joe ' 63)

*Joe and Christina Moriarty

*Jessica, Jonathan and Maverick Ortiz

*Palmer Family - Gilbert Nagle (‘13), Miles Palmer (‘19), Linda Palmer (‘21)

*Peralta Family

Thw Whitehurst Family - Isla and Phoebe



*Beam Construction

*Gameday Sportswear

*The Pawber Shop and Doggie Day Care

*SC Hawkins Consulting, LLC

*Kevin & Kathy Callaghan & Family

*Nicholas and Sophia Carrillo '24

*Matthew and Lauren Chow: 6th Grade Rules!!!

*Fahey Family

*Joe, Sue, Nicole Grazioli

 *Steve, Linda, Mick and Jackie Grealish

*Gooch Family

*Harris Occupational Theraphy

*Haskell Family - Matt, Siobhan '86, Tommy '14, Johnny '15, Brendan '19

*Brien and Edna Hoo

*Steve and Gabe Lucey Family - Go Irish!

*Jeremy Kabiling

*Nicolson Family

*Matthew and Emilia Oberhauser

*ME Rudden

*Spinelli Family

*Wachowicz Family

*Noah and Brenda Vigil




* Bay Document Services

*Lucho's on Ocean


*Silverman, Kantz, Porter, CPA

*Barsetti Family

*Blas Family

*Carracciolo Family

*De Carolo Family

*Deignan Family

*Dilleshaw Family

*Paul and Ceferina Engel & Family

*Gabrielson Family, Hunter '21

Gilliom Family

*Gines Family

*Steve, Linda, Mick and Jackie Grealish

*Erich Habelt, DDS

*Han Family

*Harrington Family

*Laura M. Held

*Steve, Linda, Mick & Jackie Grealish

*Harrington Family

*Laura M. Held, Principal

Todd ('89), Emma ('22), Jake ('24) Hurley

*Ira Family

*Killion Sisters

*Hannah and Blake Leese

*Loos Family

*Louie Family

*Izzy and Jack Mogannam

*Raph and Rana Mogannam

*Reidy Family

*Michael Sarafian

*Stricker Family

*Mary Mangan and Family

*Chris Murphy/Susan Motovilloff

*Robert Paradies

*Bill and Leslie Thompson

Gene and Suzanne Valla

*Paul and Teri Watters



We are thankful for the following advertisers who committed to advertise for the fiscal year 2022-2023:

Automatic Garage Door (415) 648-6413

California Bakery, Sweet and Savory Baked Goods (415) 864-1385

Daly Construction, General  Contractor (415) 753-6804

Diviney Construction Inc., General Contractor (415) 568-1047

Duggan’s Serra Mortuary (650) 756-4500

ESPY’s Carpet Care Clinic  (833) 438-3779

Gameday Sportswear (415) 681-9327

Gold Mirror Italian Restaurant (415)564-0401

Kevin Birmingham, Park North Real Estate (415) 713-6341

Mary Gemma O’Keeffe, Estate Planning and Probate (415) 664-6788

Millbrae Pancake House (650) 589-2080

Monica L. Chmiel, D.D.S., M.S., Firefly Orthodontics (415) 702-9772

O’Kane Commercial  and Residential Construction (415) 759-0574

Riordan Sykes McFadden, PC (415) 661-9050

Sandy’s Cleaners Laundry and Alterations (415) 564-8020

Supple Senior Care LLC (415) 573-5141

The United Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco, For All of Life’s Events (415) 741-8803

Warren and Chima Orthodontics (415) 681-2418

Yanira and Eduardo’s Residential and Commercial Cleaning Services (415) 265-1622

Young Men’s Institute (650) 296-6297

We ask our parishioners to please support our advertisers.


Every Friday after the 9:00 AM Mass and ending with Benediction at 5:15 PM.

To request a Mass Intention, please call the Parish Office at 415-664-8481 or email Irma Lavitoria at and provide the following information:
1.  Name of the person the Mass Intention is for and whether the person is living or deceased.
2.  Your name or the name of the person offering the Mass Intention.
3.  Your phone number and whether you would like a Mass card.
4.  Suggested $10 offering per Mass Intention. Checks are to be made payable to St. Cecilia Church.  

Please send or drop off your donation to: 
St. Cecilia Church
Attn: Irma Lavitoria
2555 17th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116.



The Parish offers a monthly Bible Sharing group. The group meets on the first Wednesday evenings of the month at 7:30 PM and will be led by Terence Leung and Fr. Paul Arnoult.  It is a one-hour meeting via Zoom and/or phone call. Prior to each meeting, we will select a scripture passage from an upcoming Sunday liturgy. During the meeting, we read the passage and share perspectives, insights, and feelings. Participants will be emailed a Zoom link and a dial-in phone number before each meeting. All parishioners are welcome to join. To register for this class or for more information, please contact Terence at or call the Parish Office and leave a message for Fr. Paul.





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       ST. CECILIA  CHURCH                 2555 Seventeenth Avenue                                 San Francisco, CA  94116                 Telephone: (415) 664-8481
 Fax: (415) 661-2957

Office Hours M-F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Emergency Sick Calls 415-734-7445


                      WEEKDAYS:                        9:00 AM and 5:30 PM

                       SATURDAY:                        9:00  AM  -  5:00 PM (Vigil)

                        SUNDAY:                             7:30 AM,  9:30 AM and  11:30 AM

All Masses are Livestreamed at

                       Thanks to the                                                Knights of St. Cecilia,                                         the Church is open                                     for prayer and visitation          Monday - Saturday 8:30 AM -6 PM



Click here to view mass live





Saturday afternoons

in the Church 

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM


               ROSARY                    Monday - Saturday at 8:35 AM



Saturdays from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

             ANOINTING               OF THE SICK
If someone is critically ill and in danger of death or has died, please call our emergency contact phone number anytime, day or night,                        at 415-734-7445,                          and a priest will return your call.



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